dear, when a CD booklet isnít about lyrics and endless thank you
lists, one should sometimes get worried. Especially when the
valuable space, as it is in the case of Society1ís fourth release,
contains singer Matt Zaneís rant about the aim of the band and an
explanation for why their effort is not so much about the music (I
quote: ĎBut more times than not I realized our goal wasnít to
make the greatest music or even play well on certain eveningsí)
but rather a spiritualistic evolution and stuff Ė thatís exactly
when I do get worried.
package contains a music CD as well as a DVD. The music CD contains
no less than 30 tracks (!), a mixture of semi-philosophical, dark
and evil spoken word bits and something that at best must be
described as nu-metal trivialities. One track stands out as being
special. Sadly this track is a cover of Black Sabbathís Who Are
You, so Society1 donít really get the credit for that, do they now?
is where I have to admit that I get to track 19 and then give up. Do
I feel ashamed as a reviewer? Well, yes, for about two split seconds.
booklet pictures indicate that weíre dealing with a rather radical
bunch of people who arenít holding back the masochistic side of
themselves and a visit to the website confirms the suspicion. I
decide to check out the DVD. Has to be more entertaining, then,
unveils is a glimpse into the story of a band that has made a name
from being partly a porn circus more than anything, fronted by porn
director Zane. The DVDís got tits and arse all over the place
which, I suppose, isnít half bad and very rockíníroll, but I
canít help thinking that this has got very little to do with metal
music when it comes down to it.
canít take this seriously, sorry. This is a wannabe cultural
phenomenon, not really good music.